Tag Archives: Development

Creating a Numbers only TextBox

So this isn’t a major problem, but in an app like Shoppers Calculator, there are various places where numbers get entered, and a lot of repeat code to validate entry, or limit the user to a certain number of decimal … Continue reading

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Custom Message Box

So just a quickie but for an improvement I’m making to Shoppers Calculator I decided one way to get past a hurdle I was up against was to use a MessageBox or similar to ask the user to enter some … Continue reading

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Theming images – why Expression Design is great

Microsoft Expression design is a really useful tool, and it’s now free – you can download Expression Design from Microsoft right here. “But why should I?” you may ask. I know people have their tool of choice from Photoshop, to … Continue reading

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Using app bar icons outside the app bar – how to get light / dark theming to work

The Windows Phone SDK provides a bunch of stock app bar icons and there are several other libraries. You can also make your own, by creating a white on transparent image in a png, at 76 x 76 pixels. These … Continue reading

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Becoming a real mobile developer, and a return to blogging

This site has been pretty quiet for a while now, but I will begin adding content here again soon. I’ve got my first app submitted to the Windows Phone app store and I’m hopeful that it will pass Microsoft’s testing … Continue reading

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Qt 5 beta has been releasesd

In the midst of all this Windows Phone hype, we have good Qt news – Qt 5 beta is here.  The eventual release is target for November and in the meantime they will be testing the new features, app compatibility … Continue reading

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Developer Interview: BC3 Technologies

While it’s good to read how-to’s and tutorials, sometimes just hearing the experiences of those who have been there and done it can be really helpful.  With that in mind, I’m going to start including some developer interviews on the … Continue reading

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